Congratulations to Jeff for becoming a CBAP!
Jeff Morris, currently works for Schwab Performance Technologies in downtown Raleigh as a Business Analyst on strategic technology projects for advisory practices. Before settling in at Schwab, Jeff worked as a business analyst, product manager and project manager for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s.
Here is what Jeff had to say about his CBAP journey and his advice for others considering pursuing CBAP certification.
I'm very happy to have set the goal and achieved CBAP certification. I wanted to distinguish myself from the hundreds of other Business Analysts in my company and also further refine my skills as a Business Analyst. The path to getting my CBAP wasn't easy, but in the process I gained several new skills that have benefited me and have become a much better BA.
Develop a plan for not only studying, but filling out / completing the application. It takes commitment and time. The application is lengthy and does require you to thoughtfully justify your BA experience. When it comes to studying, don't under estimate the time commitment required. You have to read and re-read the BABOK many many times.